Nora Ann Devine for 3rd Vice President

Biography

Nora Devine

Nora Ann Devine, Chicago – Known as a “get it done” attorney and a forward-thinking leader in her two terms on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, Nora represents businesses and individuals for Steven B. Pearlman & Associates in property tax disputes spanning Illinois. At the ISBA, Nora is past chair of the Section Council on State and Local Taxation and has helped to lead some of the ISBA’s fights against the unlicensed practice of law, as well as the ISBA’s successful lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for their illegal attempts to regulate Illinois attorneys. Nora has served as a member and/or board liaison to all of the following section councils and committees: Legal Technology, Real Estate, Health and Wellness, Women and the Law, Construction Law, Human Rights, Professional Responsibility, Education Law. She has also served on Scope and Correlation Committee and has served on the Assembly for many years gaining deep insight into the leadership structure of the association. Nora has also been active with the CBA, chairing several of its committees and has made numerous appearances in the Bar Show. Nora is the founding president of the Women’s Property Tax Association, a group organized to promote the success of women, including attorneys and appraisers, in the property tax field. She co-authors a chapter on Specific Objection Lawsuits for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and lectures nationally. She teaches state-wide classes for the Illinois Property Assessment Institute, educating Illinois assessing officials. A native of Elgin, Nora put herself through Loyola University Chicago, earning a B.A. and J.D. Nora resides in Chicago with her husband and children, ages 2 to 16.

Issue Statement

Nora Ann Devine, Chicago – Known as a “get it done” attorney and a forward-thinking leader in her two terms on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, Nora represents businesses and individuals for Steven B. Pearlman & Associates in property tax appeals spanning Illinois. At the ISBA, Nora is past chair of the Section Council on State and Local Taxation and led the ISBA’s fight against the unlicensed practice of law, including the ISBA’s successful lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for illegally regulating attorneys. Nora is the founding president of the Women’s Property Tax Association, a group organized to promote the success of women, including attorneys and appraisers, in the property tax field. She co-authors a chapter on Specific Objection Lawsuits for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and lectures nationally. She teaches for the Illinois Property Assessment Institute, educating assessing officials in Illinois. A native of Elgin, Nora put herself through Loyola University Chicago, earning a B.A. and J.D. Nora resides in Chicago with her husband and children, agest 2-16.

Issues:

As Third Vice President, I will have four priorities: (1) grow membership, particularly among mid-size and large law firms, government lawyers, and women by ensuring that the ISBA provides valuable offerings at appropriate pricing to all of its constituencies; (2) continuing the fight against the unlicensed practice of law; and (3) “one card, every courthouse” – seeking approval of a single card that can be used by attorneys to access each of the 102 county courthouses in Illinois and bypass security lines. In particular, I propose to study and enact a new ISBA dues structure that would make the ISBA more cost-effective for government lawyers while making membership even more valuable to lawyers in private practice.

Email Address

nora@noradevine.com

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